February 14, 2018 – Solganick & Co. has issued its latest M&A update for the digital media sector which covers recent transactions in the sector for Q4 2017 and an outlook for 2018. The following summarizes the report:

Digital Media M&A

 

U.S. M&A

 

Digital Media 2018 M&A Outlook

Increased Sell-Side Interest: The percentage of digital media related companies that expect to explore a sale of their company in 2018 increased to 61%, up from 47% in 2017.

Decreased Buy-Side Interest: The percentage of digital media related companies that expect to explore an acquisition target in 2018 decreased to 49%, down from 68% in 2017.

Most Sought Areas of Expansion: Consistent with prior years, analytics, social/mobile marketing, and design/user experience were the most sought-after areas of expansion for digital media related companies.

No End in Sight: Only 17% of digital media related firms believe that the mergers and acquisitions market has peaked.

Overall, we expect the digital media industry to continue to announce a number of key strategic and financial M&A transactions for 2018.

You can access the complete report here: Digital Media M&A Update Q4 2017 and 2018 Outlook

 

Solganick & Co. is a boutique investment bank and M&A advisory firm focused exclusively on technology and digital media companies globally.  For more information on this report or the current digital media M&A environment, please contact us.